Rihanna casts hijab-wearing model in Fenty campaign

DUBAI- Since launching Fenty Beauty in 2017, Rihanna has made a point to be as inclusive as possible when it came to not just the brand’s cosmetics but the models featured in the campaigns as well. The launch of her latest business endeavor, the LVMH-backed Fenty, proves to be no different. O

Macy’s to stop selling real fur by end of fiscal year 2020

Macy’s Inc. says it will stop selling real fur by the end of its fiscal year 2020 at its namesake stores, Bloomingdale’s, as well as at its discount outlets. As part of the announcement, the department store chain says it will close its fur vaults and salons. In a statement, Macy&rsquo

Golden girl: Beyonce dazzles in Kuwaiti designer Yousef Al Jasmi

As the old adage goes, all that glitters is not gold – but Beyonce proved otherwise this week.The American singer stepped out in a glimmering, golden gown on Saturday, to attend the opening of film production studio, Tyler Perry Studios.The Halo star turned to a label from the region for the

Reading between the lines at Paris Fashion Week

Maybe it’s the mood stirred up in Europe by Brexit or the Greta Thunberg effect, but fashion seems to be about more than pretty clothes these days. There appears to be a sense of needing to be useful, of longevity and of actually serving a purpose. Rather than flash-in-the-pan ideas, the gener

Four global brands supporting refugee artisans through fashion

Fashion and the refugee crisis may sound like unlikely partners, but a number of enterprises work with refugees to help ensure they have the skills to earn a fair wage and the opportunity to sell the fruits of their labour. The UN refugee agency estimates there are currently 70.8 million people worl

Arab Designers Participating in New York Fashion Week 2019

By Sarah Alblowi New York Fashion Week is starting off strong with All Things Mochi kicking off the first day. The runways will feature top international brands including Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty and New York’s very own, Rag and Bone. Amongst the A-list, the N

Naeem Khan launches his fashion collection at home designed by Zaha Hadid

Naeem Khan brought it home with his new spring-summer 2020 collection, launching his runway show in the chic lobby and courtyard of his New York City apartment building. The longtime designer set up shop Tuesday on the ground floor of the ultramodern Zaha Hadid Building on Manhattan’s west si

In London, a rocking celebration of jewels

LONDON: Don't mention the R-word - unless it is about rich red rubies, royal refinement or rocks that rock. Recession may be looming in Britain, with unemployment up and the economy on the slide, but London Jewellery Week kicked off with spectacular celebrations, from fireworks in the headquarters o

She dresses to win

WHILE it's not often that Michelle Obama and Barbara Bush appear in the same sentence, there are those who think that, as Barack Obama's historic candidacy powers along, his wife seems to be borrowing from the playbook of the wife of Bush 41 and mother of Bush 43. We are talking here in terms of ima